Orkney Or­a­cle

The Drumheller Mail - - News - Kristi Ann Bell

It seems the pre­vi­ous week was a slow one in Orkney, but com­mu­nity mem­bers made up for lost time this last week. There was a lot com­ing and go­ing, and that will prob­a­bly in­crease as Christ­mas ap­proaches.

Les, Cathy and Nathan Bell headed north to La­combe to have sup­per with their daugh­ter/ sis­ter, Kristi, on Satur­day evening. Also en­joy­ing the sup­per were Orkney friends, Teanna and Car­son Maier from Rocky Moun­tain House. Af­ter sup­per they all at­tended a con­cert performed by Valdy which was put on as a fundraiser for a lo­cal char­ity.

Wanda Moar also did some trav­el­ling last week­end, to visit her mother, Cathy Berg, in Swift Cur­rent. Among other ac­tiv­i­ties, they at­tended a Christ­mas ban­quet, which was a nice way to start the hol­i­day sea­son.

Sheri Mueller, too spent time with her par­ents, driv­ing with them on their way south to the warmer climes of Ari­zona. She flew back from Las Ve­gas, mid­week.

Judy and Mike Bor­wick were busy mak­ing the most of our win­ter weather by en­joy­ing some early, Novem­ber skiing. Last week they man­aged to ski at both Lake Louise and Nakiska.

Les and Cathy Bell took to the moun­tains as well last week. They en­joyed a quick trip to Kananaskis with Cathy’s brother and his wife, Martin and Lynn Wahl, of Cal­gary. They were much less ac­tive, though, and spent as much time as they could soak­ing in the hot tub.

We would like to wish MacKenna Moren a speedy re­cov­ery af­ter her surgery. It sounds like she is do­ing well and we wish her all the best.

On the week­end, both Madi Mueller and Keara McGhee were home from school –from Ver­mil­ion and Cal­gary, re­spec­tively. Keara, along with her mother, Faye McGhee, and Sheri Mueller, Wanda Moar and Cathy Bell all at­tended the Chil­dren’s Christ­mas pre­sen­ta­tion at the Three Hills Arts Academy. The pro­duc­tion in­cluded a cou­ple of chil­dren’s choirs and a play en­ti­tled ‘The North Pole’s Got Tal­ent’. It was a fun way to get into the Christ­mas mood.

With Christ­mas ap­proach­ing quickly, plans are be­ing made for Christ­mas in Orkney. What was orig­i­nally called the Orkney Christ­mas Con­cert is now con­sid­ered the Orkney Christ­mas Get-to­gether, as there is no longer any con­cert or pro­gram in­volved. It’s a good way to con­nect with neigh­bours and en­joy some Christ­mas good­ies, and will be held on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

There will also be a Christ­mas Eve ser­vice at the Orkney Pres­by­te­rian church. It will be a ser­vice of read­ings and carols on De­cem­ber 24 at 7:00 p.m. with a lunch to fol­low at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Ev­ery­one is most wel­come.

Cheers.

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